SOLD FOR: $9375
Make: Heckler & Koch
Model: P7K3 with Conversion Kit
Serial Number: USA-708
Year of Manufacture: 1987 (IH Date Code)
Caliber: 7.65mm (.32 Auto), .380 Conversion and .22 LR Conversion Included
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Grip-Cocked, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “P7K3 / 9k/7,65? and “HECKLER & KOCH GMBH / OBERNDORF/N MADE IN W-GERMANY”, the right is marked with the serial number, eagle over “N” proof and “HK CHANTILLY VA”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number, eagle over “N”, date code and Ulm antler. The left grip panel is marked “HK P7 K3”. The right side of the barrel is marked “HK 7,65″.
The left side of the .22 LR slide is marked “P7K3 / .22LR? and “HECKLER & KOCH GMBH / OBERNDORF/N MADE IN W-GERMANY”, the right is marked with an eagle over “N” proof, 1987 date code, and “HK CHANTILLY VA”. The left sdie of the .22 LR barrel is marked with a proof and “HK .22LR”.
The .380 barrel is marked with a proof and “HK 9K”.
Barrel Length: 3.8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Trijicon blade with a tritium insert, it is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a Trijicon square notch base with two tritium inserts and is dovetailed and screw set to the slide. The lamps are dead. The original three dots sights are included with this pistol.
The .22 LR slide has a blade front sight with a white dot, it is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch base with two white dots.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are high-strength polymer with textured sides which taper slightly toward the top. The left panel has a light thumb shelf. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: All three bores are bright with strong polygonal rifling. No bore has erosion. In my opinion, all three bores rate 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a bit of finish wear on the edges of the grip frame. There are some scattered light handling marks. THe screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. The pistol rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The pistol’s action is cocked by squeezing the fore strap of the grip frame, delivering a smooth, short trigger pull. The pistol has an ambidextrous magazine release located on the trigger guard. The slide-to-frame fit is tight. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching case, manual, serial matching test target, 1x front sight blade, 2x rear sights, 2x barrel wrenches, 1x cleaning tool, caliber conversion case, 22 LR barrel, .380 barrel, .22 lr slide, and a total of 10x magazines. There are 4x .22 LR magazines, 3x .32 ACP magazines, and 3x .380 magazines.
Our Assessment: The decision to equip West German police with an advanced 9mm service pistol and replace existing 7.65mm Browning-caliber weapons was prompted after the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre. The new firearm was to meet the following requirements: chamber the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge, weigh no more than 1,000 g (35 oz), the pistol’s dimensions would not exceed 180 × 130 × 34 mm, it should have a muzzle energy of no less than 500 J and a service life of at least 10,000-rounds. The pistol was also to be fully ambidextrous, safe to carry with a loaded chamber and able to be quickly drawn and ready to fire instantly. As a result of a competitive bid the German police forces selected three different pistols into service: the Swiss SIG Sauer P225 (designated the P6) and two German designs—the P7 (officially designated the PSP) and the Walther P5. Series production of the P7 started in 1979. Shortly after, the pistol was adopted by the German Federal Police’s counter-terrorism unit (GSG 9) and the German Army’s special forces formations. Shortly after, the pistol was introduced in a higher capacity, double-stack frame, just in time to be submitted to the US Army trials to replace the 1911. Then, it was shrunk down, designed to be convertible from .22 Long Rifle to .32 ACP to .380 ACP. Just about any P7 variant is collectable, but boy is this one special. This example is the P7K3, in Excellent condition. It has a USA serial prefix, marking it as one of the guns imported by HK Inc. rather than by another US importer. This kit comes with all the calibers it was designed for, .22 LR, .32 Auto, and .380 Auto. Not only does it come with the caliber conversions, but it has ten, that’s right, a total of ten magazines are included with this gun!!!
This pistol is from 1987 and still looks great! The bores all have polygonal rifling that is still well-defined with no erosion and the pistol has a superb trigger pull that is initiated by squeezing the foregrip of the grip frame. Its black finish has only light handling marks and it appears this pistol was used seldom if at all. With its sharp condition and the amount of accessories, this is just too good an opportunity for any dedicated H&K collector to pass up! Please see our pictures and good luck!
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